IS there a reason you want to drive into the city instead of taking public transport? Where are you going to park your car once there? That’s going to be a lot more expensive than a toll.
Why drive over the Bridge in traffic (yes there is a toll going into the city) ?
Where will you park the car (and up to $50 per day) ?
Why not catch the train or even walk across the Bridge ?
South going traffic pays a toll on the harbour bridge & tunnel.
As others have said, it makes no sense whatsoever to drive into the CBD if that is your sole destination. From North Sydney, take train, bus, ferry from McMahons Point, or Milsons Point -or do the scenic walk across the bridge.Edited: 27 May 2018, 14:55
Drtokyo makes an excellent point. Even if you avoid the toll, the parking fees will be far greater anyhow. If you are driving it is possible to avoid the toll, you just have to be prepared to do plenty of extra driving. I think you would have to head west, and drive a pretty round about route.
The closest round about route would be via Lane Cove and Gladesville Bridge. That is very long detour to avoid a toll, not to speak of traffic if in peak morning time.
As others have said, yes there is a toll on the Harbour Bridge and the Harbour Tunnel when heading into the CBD. Going back to North Sydney there is no toll on the bridge. It can be avoided with a 25-30 minute detour via the Gladesville and Anzac Bridge. It could take an hour to drive into the city though. Again as others have said, you wouldn’t be driving anyway, you’d take the train, bus or ferry. Much cheaper and quicker.
All the best.
Bike, or walk.